Emerald and Diamond Tiara

In 2002 we were asked by an English family to advise on the disposal of an exquisite emerald and diamond tiara (illustrated) which was made by the then French Crown jewellers Evrard and Frederic Bapst in 1820 for the Duchesse d’Angoulême, daughter of Louis XVI. Following negotiations with the French National Museums, a sale was agreed for a sum considerably in excess of any previous valuation and the tiara is now one of the centrepieces of the French Crown jewellery currently on show in the Louvre’s Apollo Gallery.

Emerald and Diamond Tiara